The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. John James Audubon.

The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories

New York: V.G. Audubon and Roe Lockwood & Son, 1859. Third edition. Seven volumes, royal 8vo (11 inches by 7 inches) bound in publisher's full brown morocco, stamped in gilt and blind, gilt edges. 500 hand colored lithographs printed by J.T. Bowen. Usual scattered foxing, otherwise in fine condition. "Although the text of the third edition is virtually the same as that of previous editions...a number of the plates have been changed dramatically.... The tints behind most of the birds remain, as in the second state, but in some cases the background was changed .... [In] other cases, the plates have been completely redrawn," Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work", pp. 115-125. Item #31919

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